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I think that’s a whole lot of wishful thinking.... 267 Views / 38 Replies  
I think that’s a whole lot of wishful thinking. Wealth is concentrating in urban areas with which companies that settle in urban areas can buy more e. g. land or mining rights in rural communities....
Posted by OreoCookie, on Yesterday at 09:18 PM, in Political/War Lounge
I remember that bit. My question was more about... 1,587 Views / 54 Replies  
I remember that bit. My question was more about how realistic these limitations are. Just think of Gaußian blurs, which used to be an important benchmark of computing performance. I remember there...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Yesterday at 08:35 PM, in MacNN Lounge
For someone who doesn’t do audio, can you put... 1,587 Views / 54 Replies  
For someone who doesn’t do audio, can you put that in perspective for us? I’ve seen the video and I had the impression they were gobsmacked. But I am lacking a point of reference.
Posted by OreoCookie, on Yesterday at 08:12 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Sure. Although I was speaking within the context... 7,103 Views / 223 Replies  
Sure. Although I was speaking within the context of the US.
Posted by OreoCookie, on Nov 23, 2020 at 09:09 PM, in Political/War Lounge
IMHO getting a used Mac Mini at those prices... 1,587 Views / 54 Replies  
IMHO getting a used Mac Mini at those prices would be a giant waste of money. For that money you could get a new Mac mini that’d be faster in all circumstances, I reckon. And if you are not 100 %...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Nov 23, 2020 at 07:05 PM, in MacNN Lounge
The dirty secret is of course, that most of the... 267 Views / 38 Replies  
The dirty secret is of course, that most of the red states have been absolutely dependent on federal aid paid in by mostly blue states. Breaking up the United States would impoverish them over night....
Posted by OreoCookie, on Nov 23, 2020 at 05:42 AM, in Political/War Lounge
The damage of the Trump presidency on the... 267 Views / 38 Replies  
The damage of the Trump presidency on the international stage will take two or three decades to fix. Dictators pointing out America's hypocrisy is just one aspect. Most of the consequences will seem...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Nov 23, 2020 at 05:29 AM, in Political/War Lounge
I think what is going on now is unprecedented and... 7,103 Views / 223 Replies  
I think what is going on now is unprecedented and not “how politics is usually played.”
Posted by OreoCookie, on Nov 22, 2020 at 11:38 PM, in Political/War Lounge
A noun is as good as an adjective in this... 7,103 Views / 223 Replies  
A noun is as good as an adjective in this context.
Besides, it is very easy to come up with plenty of other examples that go in the same direction: do patriots have to vote for the PATRIOT Act, for...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Nov 22, 2020 at 01:47 AM, in Political/War Lounge
You have never heard things like “the United... 7,103 Views / 223 Replies  
You have never heard things like “the United States is a republic and not a democracy?” I find that hard to believe.
Posted by OreoCookie, on Nov 22, 2020 at 12:55 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Conversely, calling it the Democrat (sans “ic”)... 7,103 Views / 223 Replies  
Conversely, calling it the Democrat (sans “ic”) Party, beyond being grammatically wrong, is used as a rib. Having “democratic” or some other positive adjective in the name of parties isn’t exactly...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Nov 21, 2020 at 10:22 PM, in Political/War Lounge
I know. It was intentional in my post. I thought... 7,103 Views / 223 Replies  
I know. It was intentional in my post. I thought it increased the funny …
Posted by OreoCookie, on Nov 21, 2020 at 07:41 PM, in Political/War Lounge
The most hilarious part of that crackpot... 7,103 Views / 223 Replies  
The most hilarious part of that crackpot conspiracy theory: the algorithm “broke” because too many people voted. :lol:
That’s why a collection of Democrats and Republicans conspired to rig the...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Nov 21, 2020 at 07:22 AM, in Political/War Lounge
I wonder about this, too. What speaks against... 45,601 Views / 316 Replies  
I wonder about this, too.
What speaks against it (from a neutral third-country perspective) is that all characters are given some depth, even the ones you may dislike in the beginning. The charity...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Nov 21, 2020 at 05:57 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Modularity comes in many different ways. AMD... 1,587 Views / 54 Replies  
Modularity comes in many different ways. AMD achieves this by having CPU chiplets connect to an IO die. In principle, you could connect one or more GPU chiplets to the IO chiplet, too. This would...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Nov 21, 2020 at 01:01 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Yes, and it felt a bit like an entirely different... 45,601 Views / 316 Replies  
Yes, and it felt a bit like an entirely different TV series. But still a very enjoyable one.

Can’t wait.

Ted Lasso is a-freaking-mazing. You could subscribe for a month, binge watch it (which...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Nov 20, 2020 at 11:52 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Anandtech reviewed the M1 in its most potent... 1,587 Views / 54 Replies  
Anandtech reviewed the M1 in its most potent form, inside the Mac Mini ( https://www.anandtech.com/show/16252/mac-mini-apple-m1-tested). The TL;DR is encapsulated in the last line: “Overall, Apple...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Nov 20, 2020 at 10:31 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I don't think they will put the M1 in the 16"... 1,587 Views / 54 Replies  
I don't think they will put the M1 in the 16" Pro.

I reckon they will end up with three families:

M1 family: MacBook Air, 13" MacBook Pro:
M1X family: 8+4 cores, more GPU, perhaps as a...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Nov 20, 2020 at 11:01 AM, in MacNN Lounge
No, this is precisely the point of high-voltage... 901 Views / 52 Replies  
No, this is precisely the point of high-voltage lines: the generator gives out power P = U*I, which you can convert into any combination of voltage U and current I. Assuming everything is AC for the...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Nov 18, 2020 at 04:26 AM, in Political/War Lounge
The voltage drop together with the current will... 901 Views / 52 Replies  
The voltage drop together with the current will give you the power loss. But thinking in terms of voltage drops will lead to seeming contradictions: if you double the voltage, but keep the power...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Nov 18, 2020 at 01:54 AM, in Political/War Lounge
… except for Linus who is a bit of a negative... 1,587 Views / 54 Replies  
… except for Linus who is a bit of a negative nelly.
Posted by OreoCookie, on Nov 17, 2020 at 10:50 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I have seen a shot of the innards of a new Mac... 1,587 Views / 54 Replies  
I have seen a shot of the innards of a new Mac mini and it is comical how much empty space there is. You just gotta think that this won't last long. Apple could either shrink the Mac mini to size or...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Nov 16, 2020 at 09:13 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Yeah, I think this is a big mistake. Car... 349,346 Views / 1,203 Replies  
Yeah, I think this is a big mistake. Car manufacturers should take a page out of Apple's book and not introduce new models or anything, and just make the successor of an existing product electric....
Posted by OreoCookie, on Nov 16, 2020 at 02:45 AM, in MacNN Lounge
I expect that Apple’s Mac Pro and perhaps the... 1,587 Views / 54 Replies  
I expect that Apple’s Mac Pro and perhaps the iMac Pro will have discrete graphics cards. However, if you say discrete and mean fast, I think this is no longer correct and up-to-date. Integrated...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Nov 16, 2020 at 12:50 AM, in MacNN Lounge
In safe operating conditions, the vast majority... 901 Views / 52 Replies  
In safe operating conditions, the vast majority of the power loss just comes from transporting current at a given voltage across the wire. In the simplest picture, you just have to worry about ohmic...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Nov 16, 2020 at 12:29 AM, in Political/War Lounge
I've explained that in my post that you quoted: ... 901 Views / 52 Replies  
I've explained that in my post that you quoted:

And in my earlier post:



I've also addressed this in the post you referred to:
Posted by OreoCookie, on Nov 15, 2020 at 10:13 PM, in Political/War Lounge
No. As I wrote in my longer response, the you... 901 Views / 52 Replies  
No.
As I wrote in my longer response, the you can quarter losses by doubling the voltage. With AC lines, you can only double the voltage up to a certain point until the power line shorts out...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Nov 15, 2020 at 09:21 PM, in Political/War Lounge
The qualifier is important as is AC vs. DC: the... 901 Views / 52 Replies  
The qualifier is important as is AC vs. DC: the advantage of AC is that you can relatively easily convert voltages up or down. Physics says that if you double the voltage, you gut the energy loss by...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Nov 15, 2020 at 11:21 AM, in Political/War Lounge
It seems to me that Apple could have called the... 1,587 Views / 54 Replies  
It seems to me that Apple could have called the M1 the A14X and it might have looked exactly the same. I think for the 16” MacBook Pro and the iMacs you need support for more RAM and more cores. I...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Nov 15, 2020 at 09:48 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Apple calls it a SoC, but the distinction is... 1,587 Views / 54 Replies  
Apple calls it a SoC, but the distinction is getting increasingly blurry. SoC in the past meant low performance, but this is evidently no longer the case. Similarly, in the past “unified memory...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Nov 15, 2020 at 02:53 AM, in MacNN Lounge
He's on vacation, subego. He got too stressed out... 1,075 Views / 22 Replies  
He's on vacation, subego. He got too stressed out by all of the voter fraud that he wanted a few days for himself.
Posted by OreoCookie, on Nov 15, 2020 at 02:42 AM, in Political/War Lounge
I generally like the design, but I have three... 1,587 Views / 54 Replies  
I generally like the design, but I have three gripes:
(1) Whatever you want to call the replacement of sheets is objectively worse. Sheets were amazing, because they were clearly visually attached...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Nov 14, 2020 at 12:19 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Yup, I have heard of those plans, and I am... 770 Views / 7 Replies  
Yup, I have heard of those plans, and I am curious to see how it works out. Friends of mine who either live in Paris now or have lived there have the usual complaints, life is very expensive and you...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Nov 13, 2020 at 11:47 PM, in Political/War Lounge
… with the technology that is currently... 901 Views / 52 Replies  
… with the technology that is currently available. The fossil fuel industry has been at it for over 100 years and has received literally trillions of direct and indirect subsidies. Point being that...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Nov 13, 2020 at 11:40 PM, in Political/War Lounge
So it seems at least the two of us have the same... 7,103 Views / 223 Replies  
So it seems at least the two of us have the same concept of militia.

That's what I mean with the “causation ≠ correlation” analogy: yes, in the sense you give I agree it is apt to call people who...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Nov 12, 2020 at 11:45 PM, in Political/War Lounge
The pre-Bangle era of BMWs and the 1980s/early... 349,346 Views / 1,203 Replies  
The pre-Bangle era of BMWs and the 1980s/early 1990s of Mercedes were really a time of every elegant, nice design. Ditto for Audis that just looked right.

Agreed. I can think of a few like the...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Nov 12, 2020 at 08:15 PM, in MacNN Lounge
That's my understanding as well. Agreed.... 7,103 Views / 223 Replies  
That's my understanding as well.

Agreed. The closest analogs today would be the national guard, although that comparison is also flawed.
Posted by OreoCookie, on Nov 12, 2020 at 02:51 AM, in Political/War Lounge
I'm not an expert on the American Civil War, but... 7,103 Views / 223 Replies  
I'm not an expert on the American Civil War, but I doubt it was just landowners who were fighting in the armies. The Union had formers slaves fighting on their side, and I am quite sure they did not...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Nov 12, 2020 at 02:45 AM, in Political/War Lounge
I should have been more precise in my last post:... 901 Views / 52 Replies  
I should have been more precise in my last post: what irked me were the physics-related claims e. g. that oil doesn't drop voltage and that leaks and losses in pipelines are avoidable without having...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Nov 12, 2020 at 02:32 AM, in Political/War Lounge
It's a choice made by more and more notebook... 1,587 Views / 54 Replies  
It's a choice made by more and more notebook makers, not just Apple. Apple may have initiated the trend, but the industry has largely followed it (except for some niches, of course). Arguably the...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Nov 11, 2020 at 10:08 PM, in MacNN Lounge
What's worse, it is an overweight SUV that seems... 349,346 Views / 1,203 Replies  
What's worse, it is an overweight SUV that seems like a bad fit for every market but North America. For reasons I don't understand you cannot use the space under the hood as a frunk...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Nov 11, 2020 at 09:47 PM, in MacNN Lounge
That would be very dystopian and undemocratic.... 7,103 Views / 223 Replies  
That would be very dystopian and undemocratic. Would you support that?
Posted by OreoCookie, on Nov 11, 2020 at 09:36 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Precedent is only one of the tenets of the form... 7,103 Views / 223 Replies  
Precedent is only one of the tenets of the form of conservative jurisprudence that the Federalist Society and Antonin Scalia have popularized, and it is in tension with textualism and deference to...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Nov 11, 2020 at 09:35 PM, in Political/War Lounge
And I think it is economically smart, too. Demand... 901 Views / 52 Replies  
And I think it is economically smart, too. Demand for oil and gas is going to drop precipitously within the next 20 years, and changing industries before the change happens is smart. We have already...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Nov 11, 2020 at 08:05 PM, in Political/War Lounge
You wrote that “pipelines don’t drop voltage”,... 901 Views / 52 Replies  
You wrote that “pipelines don’t drop voltage”, “That can be fixed without rearranging the laws of physics,” claiming that oil and gas pipelines had an efficiency advantage. They don’t. They drop...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Nov 11, 2020 at 08:00 PM, in Political/War Lounge
You don’t have to care about CPU architecture,... 1,587 Views / 54 Replies  
You don’t have to care about CPU architecture, core count, cache sizes and the like. You look at what comes out at the other end, and I don’t think you can be anything but excited. If Apple’s claims...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Nov 11, 2020 at 07:47 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Sure, and renewables are also free in this sense.... 901 Views / 52 Replies  
Sure, and renewables are also free in this sense.

I’d say that’s only because the damage to the environment isn’t priced in. Climate-wise, the gas is not free, it is causing emissions. Anyway, I...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Nov 11, 2020 at 09:04 AM, in Political/War Lounge
And it is one of the tenets of the Federalist... 7,103 Views / 223 Replies  
And it is one of the tenets of the Federalist Society, to which the six conservative judges all have ties. IMHO you don't get on the list without having convinced them that you think Roe vs. Wade has...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Nov 11, 2020 at 01:56 AM, in Political/War Lounge
We might end up just haggling over what suburban... 770 Views / 7 Replies  
We might end up just haggling over what suburban really means, but for me a suburban space is still dense enough so that the town/city center is within a, say, 2–4 km radius. You can cover 2...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Nov 11, 2020 at 01:48 AM, in Political/War Lounge
There is no “free” energy. Powering lift stations... 901 Views / 52 Replies  
There is no “free” energy. Powering lift stations with gas is no different than burning more gas to drive a steam turbine in order to compensate for transmission losses in wires. Of course, with...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Nov 11, 2020 at 01:41 AM, in Political/War Lounge
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